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Catalog Number 2000.001.0046
Object Name print, photographic
Description Black and white studio portrait of a man and a woman. They are both standing and neither are smiling. Woman at the left is dressed in a full sleeved, long dress. It is patterned light on dark. White lace cuffs and lace at the collar The dress has a front closure that travels from the heck to the hip. She is wearing jewelry: A pin and possibly a ring. The man is dressed in a three piece suit, white shirt and bow tie. The jacket is almost mid thigh in length and the vest has lapels. His right hand is tucked in to one of the left lapel. His dark hair is left parted and full to the ears. He is also wearing a short beard. The woman's hair is also dark and center parted combed straight over her ears and clasped at the back of her head. She seems to be wearing a dark, flat bow at the top of her head.
Number of images 1
Date ca 1875
Photographer S. C. Landon
Title Heaton, Charles W. S. and wife Any, now Robertson
Collection Inventor - Heaton, Charles W. S., wife, Amy
Accession number 2000.001.
People Heaton, Charles W. (r)
Heaton, Amy, nee Robertson (wife) (l)
Notes born 3/31/1835 Inventor/Manufacturer
died 11/9/1906

Married Amy Robertson 3/31/1860, St. Clair County, Illinois and patentee while living in Belleville, IL

Charles Heaton does not appear in any census records for St. Clair County, IL - EXCEPTION
1880 Census Index Vol 28, #3 2005: 1862 Military Census for Belleville Ward l. _______Heaton, age 28 Born in America

Belleville Democrat Newspaper, 1/31/1863: Charles Heaton obtains a patent for the improvement of cultivators.

Belleville Democrat Newspaper, 5/17/1863: Charles W. S. Heaton and Henry Rentchler receive a patent for a cultivator.

Belleville Democrat Newspaper, 5/16/1863: Charles Heaton receives a patent on armor cladding for ships
St. Clair County Marriage Records: Charles W. Heaton md Amy Robertson 3/31/1860

NOTE: See US Patents for 1863 - Charles W. S. Heaton of Salem, IL assigned a cultivator patent to Henry Rentchler and Jabez Piggott of Belleville IL 8/11/1863. Charles Heaton held numerous agricultural patents plus patents for the armour cladding of ships. He assigned his agricultural patents but retained the patents on armour cladding.

Democrat Newspaper 4/30/1864: Charles Heaton sued US Government for using his armour cladding patents without permission. Wins verdict of $95,000.

Democrat Newspaper 5/7/1865: Invention of armour plate for battleships. Heaton's patent drawings illustrated.

Following from Tom Gray, Guilford Town Historian, Guilford, NY 13780:
See file for complete information

Mr. Gray is researching the Heaton family, specifically Charles W. S. Heaton born 3/31/1835 in England to Reverend. George and Jane Heaton. The Reverend and his family (Charles was one of 10 children) lived in Guilford from 1870-1972 and he was a minister of Christ Episcopal Church. Two of the children who are buried with Charles at Guilford are Martin and Alice (Md John Sherwood, a druggist in Guilford).

Charles came to Guilford ca 1880 trying to start a factory for the production of emery wheels. A factory was built in 1883. Eventually Charles ended up in NYC where he died 11/9/1906, penniless. His sister, Alice brought his body back to Guilford (gravestone photo in file) Obituary from the NY Times also on file.